It's Easier Than You Think Book and Lecture Notes Vol. 2 - Lecture Tour Edition. 1970
Buckingham, Geoffery
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Buckingham, Geoffrey: It's Easier Than You Think Volume 2
©1952 H. Clarke, London (original);
©1970 Magic Inc. republish
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 74 pages

Comments (Magic Inc.): "The finest coverage of billiard ball work in print, excellent material on coins, and a large number of variety tricks in the Buckingham style and tradition."
Original hardcover was printed in 1952 with 192 pages. Has been republished in 1970 in three volumes. Illustrated with dozens of line drawings by Eric Lewis.


5 Loads, Steals, and Holders for the Manipulator
5 Chapter Nine Loading and Stealing
6 Direct Loads from the Body
10 Pick Up Loads From the Body
11 Substitution Loads

12 Chapter Ten Holders for the Manipulator
13 Coin Holder for a Single Coin
14 Coin Holder for a Number of Single Coins
14 Coin Holder for a Stack of Coins
16 The Elastic Belt
16 Billiard Ball Holders
17 The Waistband Holder
20 Inverted Trousers Pocket Holders
21 Thimble Holders
22 Holders On a Jacket
25 Thimble Manipulation

25 Chapter Eleven Thimble Manipulation - a new technique
27 Single Thimble Palming
29 Multiple Thimble Palming
30 Separate Palming and Recovery
32 Instantaneous Production of Ten Thimbles
33 The Finger Change
34 The Finger Change - another method
37 Vanish and Instantaneous Production of Four Thimbles
40 Chapter Twelve The Dancing Thimbles
55 A Novelty Thimble Routine

65 Chapter Thirteen The Final Word

Soft cover booklet, It's Easier Than you Think-, by Geoffrey Buckingham, Volumes 2. Buckingham offers moves, routines, sleights, gimmicks, on a variety of manipulations with billiard balls, coins, thimbles, etc. Book has detailed text and line drawings. The back of booklet has his lecture notes stapled on the back cover. He has autographed the inside cover lecture notes.

Books - It's Easier than You Think (1952) Reprinted in 1970 as Lecture Tour editions.

DATE: 1972

SIZE: 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Vol. 2 is 72 pages. Lecture notes 20 pages.

COND: Minor use marks, with former owners signatures and his photo playing card pasted inside front cover. In otherwise Very Fine Condition. Please view the scanned image to assess the quality of this item.
Product Details
Extras Author autograph
No. of Pages 72
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf C
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
From Magicpedia, Courtesy of Genii Magazine:

Geoffrey Buckingham (1902-1996), born in England, was a sleight of hand manipulator of coins, balls and thimbles. He won the 1949 FISM 1st prize in manipulation.